Brazil is in a state of emergency. Since October 2015 the number of infants born with microcephaly increased more than 10 times compared to previous years. Microcephaly is a rare condition when babies are born with an unusually small head and brain injury. Health authorities believe that the condition is associated with Zika virus which is being carried by mosquitos.
Recent drug discoveries promise new treatments and cures for many diseases. However, getting a drug to work, not only in experiments with cells in the lab, but also in the human body, is difficult. One challenge? Getting past the body’s line of defense, the immune system, which fights foreign invaders that make it into the body.
Pigeons are many things to many people – navigators, couriers, rats with wings – but the word “doctors” rarely comes to mind.
Cancerous cells are normally detected by biopsy which is an invasive and time consuming procedure.
Meet Prof. Dr. Miomir Knežević, professor at the University of Ljubljana and a founder of several biotech companies.
Researchers from Seoul National University have developed a so called “bioelectronic nose” which works like a human nose and can detect bacteria in water.
Many researchers like coffee for the caffeine-attributed energy boost that awakens their mind in the morning or in the afternoon after several hours of lab work or vigorous brainstorming. Other just crave for its distinctive bitter aroma that they learned to like.
Meet Luka Zupančič, inventor of Easycarb
The largest and most complex Ebola outbreak in the history has killed more than 11,000 people and sickened more than 15,000 others so far, according to the CDC. Most of the deaths happened in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.